About us
      Love, light & the great outdoors


      We are Jim & Katy, a husband & wife wedding photographer team based in Scotland, and available worldwide. We work with couples of all ages and backgrounds on smaller intimate weddings or elopements. Our passion is to capture stories of love, light and adventure in the great outdoors.

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      Jim

      Jim originally trained as a biologist, and his route into photography began as a means to share his enjoyment of the natural world. As much as science has helped him understand something of the world, Jim finds that photography has allowed him see the world. He looks for the cinematic images, often inspired by his favourite quirky directors. His favourite things include: yoga, natural history (particularly hares—hence our branding), travel into the wilds and meeting new people.

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      Katy

      Katy’s background is in documentary filmmaking, so she’s a natural lover of people and their stories—listening to them, observing them and capturing them on camera. Katy grew-up in the English countryside and adventuring in the great outdoors is where she’s most at home. Her favourite things include: VW campervans (when the brakes work), road trips to epic soundtracks, days lost in good books and occasionally dancing until dawn.

      Testimonials

      Morgan & Stew | wedding in Leith, Edinburgh

      "We were so lucky to have this powerhouse capture our wedding day. The photos they created are now among some of our most treasured possessions. They were regularly in touch with us in the lead up, getting to know us and making sure they had all the information we wanted them to. It was obvious they wanted us to feel they had our backs which we appreciated immensely. Their directions and staging were subtle but clear and concise, they kept everyone at ease. They let the day happen around them, and captured what went on around them, without disruption or intrusion. Their presence on the day and into the evening was calm, collected, loving and considerate. We didn't want to say goodbye! We will be forever grateful they were a part of one of the most important days of our lives - it wouldn't have been the same without them."

      Cristine & Alex | eloped to the Isle of Mull, Scotland

      "The Caryls are the best photographers in the United Kingdom! A wedding abroad is always a challenge and finding photographers is a crucial point of preparations. We considered a lot of candidates, but finally stopped at the Caryls. And never regret about our choice. From the earliest stages of preparations they provided us support and assistance with the ceremony site selection, legal and financial formalities. We’ve been constantly in touch and they were ready to reply any question. Jim and Katy assisted us a lot with organization of the whole day, gave us precious advises and were very attentive to details. We felt this support both during wedding preparations and on the wedding day, and even after it. Indeed, in the very beginning we felt it as an incredibly crazy adventure and till the very last moment everything seemed unreal. But in the end this day has become one of the best one in our lives. The Caryls have not only been our photographers and witnesses, they’ve become our friends and we would be happy to stay in touch with them."

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      Lauren & Mat | eloped to the Cairngorms, Scotland

      "We cannot thank you enough for the amazing job you both did. We absolutely loved going through them and reliving every moment of the day! Our families were so thrilled with the photos, and said that it felt like they were there - which was exactly what we were hoping for. We’ve shared a selection with quite a few of our friends and absolutely everyone has been blown away by the beauty that you managed to capture - at least one person even said the pictures moved them to tears! Honestly, you did such a perfect job and we are so grateful to have had you there with us :) THANK YOU!!"

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      Kim & Chrissie | eloped to the Isle of Skye, Scotland

      "We are so happy we chose The Caryls to photograph our wedding! Myself and my wife Chrissie opted for a private elopement ceremony up in the Isle of Skye, so we knew that when choosing our photographers they had to be very special. Not only would they be taking precious photos of a very special day, but they were also to be our witnesses and signing some very important papers. From the very start we felt so comfortable with Jim & Katy, and when it came to meeting them the day before our wedding we already felt like good friends! Jim & Katy went above and beyond what we expected. They know Skye extremely well and led us to the most beautiful spots on the island where all these amazing photographs were taken. Getting married at Loch Coruisk in the South of the island was their recommendation as well. We cannot thank them enough for what they have done for us. We felt very special and can only recommend choosing The Caryls to capture your very special day."

      Annie & Jonny | engagement shoot in Glen Etive, Scotland

      "Describing Katy and Jim as two wonderfully talented photographers, whilst absolutely true, still doesn't seem to do this couple justice. There's more to it than that. Through their wonderful passion and incredible skills behind the camera, they are able to create images which capture the most intimate feelings between people, and I never knew that was possible. They have this fantastic ability to put people at ease, and create a light, natural atmosphere... never once feeling staged or uncomfortable. Combine this with their love of the Scottish wilderness, and you've got a formidable combination. Myself and my fiancé Jonny have been lucky enough to experience two photoshoots with The Caryls, and both times we have been so deeply touched by the magical images which have resulted. It's one thing to love a person, but it's another thing entirely to have the very essence of that love (a look, a laugh, a brush of the hand through the hair), crystallised forever in a photograph. I will be forever grateful that we met Katy and Jim, and for the photos which we will love for a lifetime."

      Sarah & Euan | wedding in Fort Augustus, Scotland

      "Katy & Jim are some of our favourite people and we couldn’t recommend or thank them enough. From the moment we first met with them down in Glasgow we knew they were going to capture our day perfectly. Every person we have spoken to since our wedding day have great things to say about them both, they were so friendly and such great company to have around. Our wedding photos are amazing and we love each and every photo they have captured for us, they are so special to us both and we love that they captured such special memories for us to look at together forever. We love The Caryls!"

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